Friday, December 7, 2018

The man who saw Ethiopia's "Ark of the Covenant"

In this article I report on Edward Ullendorff, a professor at the University of London who saw Ethiopia's closely guarded "Ark of the Covenant" during WW2. The ark is said to be in Our Lady of Zion in Aksum, Ethiopia.

https://www.livescience.com/64256-ark-of-the-covenant-location.html

Friday, November 30, 2018

Two New Caves Near Qumran May have held Dead Sea Scrolls

Archaeologists are searching for Dead Sea Scrolls in two recently discovered caves near Qumran. Both caves have evidence that they held scrolls in the past.

https://www.livescience.com/64200-dead-sea-scrolls-caves-discovered.html

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Gold Fever Hits Middle East Treasure Looters

Several major finds in this story:

https://www.livescience.com/64130-middle-east-looters-spirit-possession.html

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Mini-Terracotta Army Discovered in China

A 2,100 year-old pit filled with chariots and small sculptures of infantry, cavalry, watchtowers, servants and musicians has been discovered in China.

https://www.livescience.com/64071-mini-terracotta-army-discovered-china.html

https://www.livescience.com/64064-photos-mini-terracotta-army.html

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Ancient Ceremonial Complexes Revealed in World's Driest Desert

Two ancient ceremonial complexes, one constructed 5,000 years ago and the other 3,200 years ago, have been identified in the Atacama Desert.

https://www.livescience.com/64025-ancient-ceremonial-complexes-atacama.html

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Flammable Liquid may help Solve Burning Viking Questions

Acetone, a flammable liquid, may help solve a number of Viking mysteries. Viking artifacts are sometimes covered in sea mammal oil and fat which can make it hard to get an accurate radiocarbon date. Acetone helps remove these contaminants a new study finds.

https://www.livescience.com/63839-viking-carvings-mystery.html

Monday, October 15, 2018

Who was she? Tomb of 900 year-old "Grand Lady" Discovered

She lived in China over 900 years ago during the Song Dynasty.

https://www.livescience.com/63826-grand-lady-skeleton-china.html

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

New Inscriptions Provide Clues to Warrior Pharaoh

The new inscriptions date back 3,300 years and were found at a temple at Kom Ombo.

https://www.livescience.com/63738-temple-engravings-of-warrior-pharaoh.html


Monday, September 24, 2018

1,300 Year-Old Egyptian Magical Papyrus Deciphered

A 1,300 year-old Egyptian magical papyrus, now at Macquarie University, has been deciphered and published revealing what may be a love spell.

https://www.livescience.com/63659-ancient-egyptian-magic-spell-deciphered.html

Thursday, August 23, 2018

4,300 Year-Old Step Pyramid and 400 hectare City Unearthed in China

A 4,300 year-old step pyramid at the heart of a city that encompassed 400 hectares of land has been unearthed in China archaeologists report in the latest issue of the journal Antiquity. 

https://www.livescience.com/63406-massive-shimao-pyramid-unearthed-china.html

Friday, August 10, 2018

Mural Filled Tomb Dating to When Mongols Ruled China Discovered

Dating back around 700 years, to when the Mongols ruled China, this octagon shaped tomb contains numerous murals. Two of which tell ancient stories that are a bit grim.

https://www.livescience.com/63301-ancient-morbid-mural-tomb-china.html

Thursday, August 9, 2018

1,500 Year-Old Trophy Heads and Mummies Discovered in Peru Pits

Mummies, skeletons and trophy heads have been discovered in 27 deep pits in the Vitor Valley in Peru. They date back to around AD 550.

https://www.livescience.com/63295-trophy-heads-mummies-ancient-peru-pits.html

Monday, July 30, 2018

Valley of the Kings Excavation Leaves Mystery

No tomb has yet been found in an area of the West Valley, in the Valley of the Kings, where four foundation deposits indicate a tomb should be. Excavations resumed in January 2018.

https://www.livescience.com/63206-tomb-king-tut-wife-mystery.html

Thursday, July 12, 2018

2,500 Year-Old Skull of Woman who died of Cancer found Facing Towards Ancient Burial Ground

A skull of a woman who died of cancer 2,500 years ago has been found within an artificial cave, facing an ancient burial ground. The cancer had spread to her skull leaving it riddled with holes.

https://www.livescience.com/63046-ancient-holey-skull.html

Monday, July 9, 2018

VR may help save Nefertari's Tomb

A new VR tour may help save the tomb of Nefertari from humidity brought in by tourists.

https://www.livescience.com/63010-ancient-egypt-sistine-chapel-virtual-reality.html

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Two 4,500 Year-Old Residences Discovered near Giza Pyramids

Two residences dating back 4,500 years have been discovered near the Giza Pyramids. They are located in a port that was being used while the Pyramid of Menkaure was being built.

https://www.livescience.com/62976-ancient-homes-giza-pyramids.html

https://www.livescience.com/62966-residences-giza-discovery-photos.html
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Friday, June 29, 2018

5,000 year-old Human Sacrifices Discovered in Turkey

The remains of two 12 year-old children buried with hundreds of bronze spearheads and eight human sacrifices have been discovered at the site of Basur Höyük in Turkey.

https://www.livescience.com/62954-human-sacrifices-mesopotamia.html

Lost Love Found in WW1 POW Camp

A romantic engraving made by a Russian POW in a camp in Czersk, Poland, has been discovered.

https://www.livescience.com/62940-love-engraving-great-war.html

Monday, June 25, 2018

Six Cases of Ancient Cancer Diagnosed in Dakhleh Oasis

Six cases of cancer have been diagnosed among ancient Egyptians who lived in the Dakhleh Oasis between 3000-1500 years ago. The research suggests that the lifetime risk of cancer was lower in ancient Egypt than it is in modern day western societies.

https://www.livescience.com/62908-ancient-egypt-cancer.html

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Archaeologists Explore Ancient Ceremonial Landscape of Pampa de las Salinas

A team of archaeologists are exploring a vast ceremonial landscape in Peru that consists of more than 20 archaeological sites and features. These include five geoglyphs that may depict astronomical constellations.

https://www.livescience.com/62792-peru-geoglyphs-depict-heavens.html

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Tiny 2,800 Year-Old Sculpture may Depict Biblical King

A tiny 2,800 year-old sculpture discovered at Abel Beth Maacah may depict a Biblical King.

https://www.livescience.com/62758-biblical-king-sculpture.html

Thursday, May 31, 2018

2,100 Year-Old 'Hawk Mummy' is Really Human

A 2,100 year-old Egyptian 'hawk mummy' in the Maidstone Museum, in the UK, is actually human research shows.

https://www.livescience.com/62705-hawk-mummy-was-human.html


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Stolen Tablets shed light on Lost City of Irisagrig

A detailed article revealing what the seized Hobby Lobby tablets say about Irisagrig.

https://www.livescience.com/62688-lost-city-of-irisagrig-ancient-tablets.html


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

'Mission Impossible' Rare Book Thieves Evade Law

In January 2017 three thieves broke into a warehouse by rappelling down the skylight making off with 160 rare books. Dubbed the "Mission Impossble" thieves by media they've vanished without a trace.

https://www.livescience.com/62681-mission-impossible-rare-book-thieves.html

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Earliest Example of "ABGAD" sequence discovered?

An inscribed 3,400 year-old piece of pottery found in an Egyptian tomb may have the earliest example of the "ABGAD" sequence, the ancient forerunner to our "ABCD" alphabet sequence.

https://www.livescience.com/62580-earliest-alphabet-discovered.html

Friday, May 11, 2018

Ancient City of Mardeman Discovered in Iraq

Decipherment of 92 cuneiform tablets reveals that archaeologists have discovered the lost city of Mardaman. The city flourished for millennia starting about 4,800 years ago.

https://www.livescience.com/62545-lost-city-of-mardaman-discovered.html

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Two Massive Carvings Rescued from Looters in Egypt

Two Massive Carving Found by Looters beside the pyramid of Amenemhat I have been rescued, conserved and published.

https://www.livescience.com/62468-massive-carvings-rescued-egypt-looting.html


Monday, April 30, 2018

Seized Hobby Lobby Tablets from Lost Sumerian City

Many of the 450 cuneiform tablets stolen from Iraq and seized from Hobby Lobby are from a Sumerian city named "Irisagrig" whose location has never been found.

https://www.livescience.com/59710-hobby-lobby-forfeits-smuggled-iraqi-artifacts.html

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

1,500 Year-Old Egyptian Magical Papyrus Deciphered

A 1,500 Year-Old Egyptian Magical Papyrus has been deciphered and published. 

https://www.livescience.com/62324-ancient-egyptian-papyrus-biblical-human-sacrifice.html

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Excavations Continue in Western Valley of Egypt's Valley of the Kings

An update on excavations occurring in the western valley of Egypt's Valley of the Kings. They have been ongoing since January.

https://www.livescience.com/62264-search-king-tut-wife-tomb.html

Monday, April 2, 2018

Ancient Coin Stash Leaves Archaeologists with Mystery

Archaeologists excavating a collapsed building in Corinth have discovered a coin stash.

https://www.livescience.com/62192-ancient-coin-stash-leaves-mystery.html

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Warrior pharaoh? Here's what other media outlets are not reporting on the Tut Armor Discovery

My reporting on the Tut armor story that's been in the news the past few days. 

https://www.livescience.com/62170-king-tut-boy-soldier-explained.html

Friday, March 16, 2018

'Alien Mummies' Appear to Be Made from Looted Human Body Parts

The 'alien mummies' that have been popping up in the news appear to be made from real human mummy parts.

https://www.livescience.com/62045-alien-mummies-explained.html

Monday, March 12, 2018

Famed Archaeologists Faked Some of Own Dicoveries

New evidence has emerged that James Mellaart, the discover of Catalhoyuk, faked some of his own discoveries.

https://www.livescience.com/61989-famed-archaeologist-created-fakes.html?utm_source=notification

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Location of Hóp narrowed down

The location of the Viking settlement of Hóp has been narrowed down to northeastern New Brunswick with the Miramichi-Chaleur bay area being the likeliest spot.

https://www.livescience.com/61937-lost-viking-settlement-search.html

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2,600 Year-Old Royal Statue With Egyptian Hieroglyphic Inscription Discovered in Sudan

A statue dating back 2,600 years depicting a king named Aspelta has been discovered at Dangeil in Sudan. Part of the statue was found in 2008 while another part containing an Egyptian Hieroglyphic inscription was found recently.

https://www.livescience.com/61801-ancient-statue-nubian-king.html

Monday, February 19, 2018

Was the Fall Equinox used to Align the Great Pyramid?

The Fall Equinox may have been used to align the Great Pyramid to the cardinals directions research published recently in the Journal of Ancient Egyptian Architecture reveals. 

https://www.livescience.com/61799-great-pyramid-near-perfect-alignment.html?utm_source=notification

Ancient Inscriptions from Nineveh Deciphered

Seven inscriptions found in looters tunnels beneath the destroyed Tomb of Jonah have been deciphered. Additionally unpublished inscriptions found in archaeological excavations conducted between 1987-1992 have also been discovered.

https://www.livescience.com/61798-biblical-prophet-tomb-iraq.html

Monday, January 29, 2018

800 year-old 'Knight" Chess Piece Discovered in Norway

An 800 year-old Chess Piece showing a 'knight' has been discovered in Norway.

https://www.livescience.com/61552-old-chess-piece-discovered.html

Monday, January 22, 2018

Archaeologists Excavating 'New Cave' Near Qumran

Archaeologists are excavating a "new cave" near the site of Qumran. A press release will be coming out soon.

https://www.livescience.com/61496-dead-sea-scrolls-cave-found.html

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Lost Tomb may be Discovered in Valley of the Kings

Excavations have started in an area of the West Valley where four foundation deposits and a radar reading indicate a tomb may exist.

https://www.livescience.com/61441-search-for-king-tut-wife.html

Next Phase of Scan Pyramids Project begins at Great Pyramid

New muon testing will be conducted to try and learn more about two voids identified in 2017 in the Great Pyramid. Additionally two robots are being designed that may be able to enter the smaller void located by the north face of the pyramid.

https://www.livescience.com/61435-great-pyramid-mysterious-voids.html

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Can Dogs Sniff out Stolen Artifacts?

Scientists are training dogs to see if they can sniff out stolen artifacts from Syria and other parts of the Middle East.

https://www.livescience.com/61373-dogs-sniff-out-stolen-artifacts.html

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Mithras Temple may align with Rising Sun on December 25


An 1,800 year-old temple dedicated to the god Mithras that is located at Carrawburgh, in northern England, may align with the rising sun on Dec 25. This day was eventually chosen by Christians as the day to celebrate Jesus's birthday. Some scholars believe the Romans celebrated the birth of Mithras on this same day.

https://www.livescience.com/61309-roman-temple-sun-alignment-christ-birth.html